How to start an online business:7 stories of success


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How to start an online business:7 stories of success

  1. 1. Many of todays ONLINE BUSINESS have started out with the bare
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  5. 5. Lets take a closer look at sevensuccessful online businesses,how they started out and whatwe can learn from them.
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  7. 7. Founder:Mark Zuckerberg
  8. 8. Starting Funds:$0. Started as a hobby.
  9. 9. Where It All Began:Zuckerbergs college dorm room,where he hacked into Harvards protected computernetworks.
  10. 10. Start Up Story: Zuckerberg used existing information and presented in a new way to create a new way for people to
  11. 11. Starting an Online Business Lesson: You can work with what already exists to create something newthat people never knew they wanted.
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  13. 13. Founders:Larry Page and Sergey Brin
  14. 14. Starting FundsOwn personal funds.
  15. 15. Where It All Began: In a friends
  16. 16. Start Up Story:Google originally ranunder the StanfordUniversity website
  17. 17. Starting an Online BusinessLesson:You don’t even need yourown website to start youronline business.
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  19. 19. Founder:Chad Hurley
  20. 20. Starting Funds:Personal Funds
  21. 21. Where It All Began: In the PayPal offices where Hurley worked with co-founders Steve Chen and Jawed
  22. 22. Start Up Story:The idea for YouTubewas supposedly derivedfrom frustration aroundsharing video footage ofa dinner party attendedby Hurley and Chen.
  23. 23. Starting an Online Business Lesson: Have you ever thought about something that would make your life easier? Work on it. It may also help millions of other people too.
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  25. 25. Founder: Reid
  26. 26. Starting Funds: Personal
  27. 27. Where It All Began: In a living
  28. 28. Start Up Story:Started with 5 members in 2002 and officially launched inMay 2003, LinkedIn now has a database of more than 175million members from over 200 countries.
  29. 29. Starting an Online Business Lesson: Businesses dont happen overnight; theyre often launched only after years of
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  31. 31. Founder: Pierre
  32. 32. Starting Funds:Personal Funds
  33. 33. Where It All Began:In Pierres own home.
  34. 34. Start Up Story: eBay, the first global auction site, began as a personal site to sell items. One of the first items sold was a broken laser pointer for $
  35. 35. Starting an Online Business Lesson:Theres a market for everything,even broken laser pointers.
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  37. 37. Founders: Jack Nickell and Jacob Dehart
  38. 38. Starting Funds:$1000
  39. 39. Where It All Began:In a studio apartment
  40. 40. Start Up Story:Threadless began whileJack and Jacob werestill living their 9-5lives.
  41. 41. Starting an OnlineBusiness Lesson:You dont need to start offbig - you can start youronline businesswhile still working yourday job.
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  43. 43. Founder: James
  44. 44. Starting Funds:$6 to buy material.
  45. 45. Where It All Began: With a sewing
  46. 46. Start Up Story: Began selling at the markets, but sales were slow. Fashion bloggers picked up on Black Milk products and the company shifted to be an online store only, despite advice to the
  47. 47. Starting an OnlineBusiness Lesson:Listen to your instincts.